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Yvonne Clune is a graduate of UCC with both a BSc and PhD in Microbiology. Her PhD investigated the effect of synbiotics on colon cancer risk biomarkers. She has worked as a Research Scientist in the Haemochromatosis Genetic Testing Service, Liver Centre, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin and a Research Support Officer in the Centre for Gerontology & Rehabilitation, UCC.
Yvonne joined INFANT in August 2013 as Project Manager for the EU FP7-funded IMPROvED project, which aims to develop a clinically robust predictive test for pre-eclampsia and to generate a large pregnancy biobank comprised of specimens from nulliparous women at up to 4 timepoints in their pregnancy.
Dr Yvonne Clune is a Research Support Officer at the Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation (CGR). Yvonne completed a BSC (Microbiology) in 2000 and went on to complete a PhD which investigated the effects of synbiotics on cancer risk biomarkers as part of the FP5, quality of life and management of living resources funded project SYNCAN. Yvonne then took up a position with the Haemochromatosis Genetic Testing Laboratory at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, where she looked after the day to day running of the busy diagnostic testing service before returning to UCC in September 2012. As Research Support Officer her main responsibility is coordinating the research activities of the CGR and she is actively involved in grant reporting and proposals, budgeting, staff recruitment and liaison with other research groups to explore collaborative research opportunities.
Geriatrics , Alzheimer's Disease , Rehabilitation , Neurodegenerative Diseases, Dementia , Gerontology , Aging Research , Geriatric Assessment